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Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.
Exhibition

From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
Sep 25, 2016–Nov 19, 2017

This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. More

From Generation to Generation
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From Generation to Generation

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Students will learn the significance of the pottery created by Maria and Julian Martinez and discover how pottery-making skills were passed down through their family and members of the San Ildefonso Pueblo community.

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The Significance of the Mundane
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The Significance of the Mundane

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will work collaboratively to construct and defend a written argument that addresses how to use evidence from history to maintain society and avoid repeating an environmental or other concern that started from something seemingly insignificant.

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The Power of Collaboration
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The Power of Collaboration

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will analyze the plate made by members of the Martinez family and learn how they collaborated with each other to create art. Students will work in conjunction with a partner to create a piece of art or literature.

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Personal Narratives Influenced by the Past
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Personal Narratives Influenced by the Past

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One to Two 50 minute lessons

Students will discuss the historical and cultural influences found in Plate by Maria and Julian Martinez. Then they will reflect on historical and/or familial influences in their own lives and create a personal narrative describing those influences.

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Little Things Make Big Things Possible
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Little Things Make Big Things Possible

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will explore Roxanne Swentzell’s notion that many little things make big things possible by keeping a journal about the “little things” they do each week.

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What’s in a Story?
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What’s in a Story?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine The Things I Have to Do to Maintain Myself and write a story about the piece.

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Animal Journeys
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Animal Journeys

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Students will use an animal of their choosing and imagine that animal moving around and through Hubert Candelario‘s Jar. They will write about (or share orally) the animal’s experiences and use their ideas to design a “jar with holes,” which they will build for their animal.

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Something Old, Something New
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Something Old, Something New

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 30 minute lesson

This Zia Pueblo Storage Jar provides the perfect centerpiece for an engaging discussion that challenges students to examine the importance of traditional knowledge shared from one generation to the next as well as the value of new ideas and innovations.

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Linguistic Holes
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Linguistic Holes

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine Hubert Candelario’s Jar and learn about the methods and intentions behind its creation. They will then apply the artist’s intentions to written works and use “holes” to create a new, aesthetically pleasing literary creation.

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What to Wear
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What to Wear

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will learn about The Things I Have to Do to Maintain Myself and what the kosha (the character featured in the sculpture is a kosha) is wearing and why.

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Round and Round: Circles and Cylinders
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Round and Round: Circles and Cylinders

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Children will explore the concept of holes and cylinders by first using their bodies and then exploring how to make holes with clay. Hubert Candelario‘s Jar will serve as their inspiration for the activities.

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Designing Clay
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Designing Clay

Elementary (grades K-5)
One to Three 50 minute lessons

Students will discuss the process and design of the Plate by Maria and Julian Martinez. Then they will create their own design as either a plan on paper or on a clay tile.

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A Stitch in Time
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A Stitch in Time

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Children will use their bodies and faces to express feelings and states of mind in order to prepare them to look at and talk about how Roxanne Swentzell’s sculpture The Things I Have To Do To Maintain Myself shows emotion and focus.

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What Happened?
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What Happened?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will examine Roxanne Swentzell’s The Things I Have to Do to Maintain Myself and create a story about the piece.

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Forming Shapes with our Bodies and Clay
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Forming Shapes with our Bodies and Clay

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
Two 30 minute lessons

Students will investigate the nature of clay and the different ways that it can be molded. Students will discover how the malleability of clay can change, and they will create a simple design on a hardened form of clay.

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Implication Through Allegory
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Implication Through Allegory

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will analyze the use of allegory in The Things I Have to Do to Maintain Myself. They will then write a poem reflecting the theme of the piece.

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Leaving a Legacy
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Leaving a Legacy

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of the Plate, learn about the legacy of Maria and Julian Martinez and the significance of their lives to American history, and write a short essay about another historical figure and the significance of his or her life.

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